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see numbers showing there is a widening gap between rich and poor in this country, so the economy could definitely be an achilles' heel, and steinbruck might be in a position to exploit that. he certainly has a lot of financial expertise. the other possible weakness -- that ongoing euro crisis -- angela merkel will be in a tough spot if greece and spain are looking for further bailouts. euro policy also a possible area where she might be susceptible. it will be a very suspense- filled year. >> thanks very much for that. >> we turn to the u.s. now. there is good news this friday for the u.s. jobs market. the unemployment rate dipped below 8% for the first time in four years. >> right now, the figures are about a lot more than just the economy. with one month to go until the presidential election, they are all about politics. >> the latest job numbers were good news for u.s. president barack obama. for the first time since he took office, the unemployment rate fell below 8%. but his challenger, mitt romney, had a different take on the figures. he says they are actually a sign that t
zakaria. welcome from all over. i'm fareed zakaria. the state economy. i was the topic of this week's presidential debate and be d deciding week of the election. we're often told we need to get businesses to start investsing and hiring. well, we have three powerhouse ceos on the show. lloyd blankfein, and john of cisco systems. next, 11 years after 9/11, do we have to worry about al qaeda again? i'll talk to the former cia chief michael hayden about the aftermath of the benghazi attack. >>> and on his decade in hiding after a threat was placed on his life. >>> also, if china's growth slows, should the rest of us cheer? no. >>> first, here's my take. the pundit dees claired mitt romney the winner. he was. obama seemed passive, detached, and glum. but what's more significant than how romney said things is what he said. romney repeatedly insisted he was not advocating a big tax kuchlt in fact, he declared unequivocally that he would not cut taxes at all if they added to the deficit at all. now, as "the washington post" reporter checks out, for two years rom hi has been campaigning on a
the latest look into the u.s. economy, and the latest fuel for the fight over economic policy in the presidential campaign. it was the kind of news that president obama hoped for, just over a month before the election and two days after a sub-par debate outing. >> more americans entered the work force, more people are getting jobs. >> brown: indeed, september's unemployment rate, calculated by a survey of households, fell to 7.8%. that's the lowest since the president took office. a second survey, of businesses, showed that employers added a net of 114,000 jobs, and job gains for july and august were revised upward by 86,000 the president touted the numbers in a campaign stop at george mason university in fairfax, virginia. >> now, every month reminds us that we've still got too many of our friends and neighbors who are looking for work. there are too many middle class families that are still struggling to pay the bills. they were struggling long before the crisis hit. but today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points.
think he'll match up to vice president biden when it comes to the economy first, foreign policy second? >> i think it will be an even match. biden was in the senate 36 years so he has a very good understanding of federal issues as well. but paul ryan jokes about how he's been reading federal budgets since he was 22 years old. so they both have a very long backlog of data they can use. i think they'll be evenly match. >> what's your word of caution for each with 30 days to go? >> don't get overconfident for both sides. >> that's good. all right. erin, always great to talk to you. heating up, getting really close. we'll talk to you again. >> sounds good. >> you don't want to miss the first vice presidential debate. i'll be sitting in front of the tv. joe biden squaring off against paul ryan and this this is the e to tune in live. that happens on october 11, 9:00 p.m. tune in a few minutes more. lots of commentary too right here on the "fox news channel." >> speaking of foreign affairs, tensions are rising with new reports of more shells fired from syria into turkey. now for a fifth strai
. it shouldn't be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy just to try to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country's come too far to turn back now. >> so it looks like unemployment is getting better, but the truth is if the same share of people were participating in the work force today as on the day the president got elected, our unemployment rate would be around 11%. that's the real reality of what's happening out there. >> you hear mitt romney pivoting talking about the real unemployment rate at 11%, so i -- i guess that's his pivot coming off the unemployment rate yesterday. randi, why does all this matter? as you mentioned off the top, the economy by far the number one issue with americans. take a look at this, from our cnn/orc international poll. we did it about a week ago before the first debate but i don't think it will change people's perceptions. by far the economy remains the top issue on the minds of americans. it's been that way since late 2007 when the u.s. economy went into a recession, and how do americans feel about which candida
but the question remains how and when the economy will start to get in gear again especially in countries like spain, italy, and france. it is why the introduction really did not inspire on the stock trading floors this monday. >> we will have more on the implications later in the show with reports on portugal and greece. for now, a closer look at the market numbers. the dax 1.5% down. stoxx 50 closing at 2496. the dow is down just a tad. the euro is trading to $1.2966. consolations between china and the u.s. have seen better days. the u.s. has released a report saying that americans have -- should not do business with communications companies. >> the report follows an 11- month investigation into two companies. >> legislators in washington fear foreign telecom companies could pose a threat to u.s. national securit. it says firms could use their business in the u.s. to install software to is by an ounce -- spy on u.s. infrastructure. they named two companies and they believe they should be wary of huawei and zte. the two companies deny the allegations and have the support of the chinese govern
what they feel about the economy already. they're living it every day. so because there's a headline that says 7.8, it's a talking point, but they already know what their friends and neighbors are doing. >> when do we find out how romney is fun raising compared to that 180 million or whatever? >> i think if it was so par with obama's, we would have heard already. i think it's probably behind. >> you don't hear that that's unbecoming to have so much money to spend. just don't hear -- it's alway s the republicans. >> it's not decided by money. nice to have, but there is saturation information for the small number of swing voters. and even if obama beat romney by 20, 30 million, that won't make the difference. obama will have to improve his performance in the debates. >> a gallup poll has romney and obama tied at 47% each. >> that's early for gallup. >> right here. >> their daily track comes out at 1:00, but this could be a different mole. i'm not aware of this new poll. >> this is one they took afterwards. it's just -- >> i'm hearing about it for the first time. >> i think it just hit
the president at this point or is the economy baked into this election? >> both things are probably true. the point that you made about the lowest level since he took office, that's important. we're already seeing in polling are more optimism among voters about the economy. that all is to the president's benefit but a very weak rae covery. 114,000 jobs is not very robust at all. you still have a very high percentage of those who have been out of work for six months or more so the economy is still really hurt iing. the question is whether anything that happens on the economy now is enough to move people's feelings significantly when you're down to a point of a much smaller pool of voters who will change their minds at this point. >> what do you have coming up on "meet the press" this morning? >> we have a special panel including newt gingrich and robert gibbs. also, what you haven't heard from arnold schwarzenegger this week about his personal failings and the race for the white house. >> david gregory, thank you very much. >>> up next on "today," is bigger better when it comes to people
for america right now that's going to get this economy going and create jobs, jobs and more jobs. 12 million jobs, to be specific. >> reporter: earlier, republican surrogates like newt gingrich were out in force on four leading political shows saying the president's debate performance and the administration's response to the latest jobs report. >> the unemployment report has fallen to its lowest since i took office. >> when you have a white house celebrating a 7.8% unemployment record tells a lot about the failed add miministratiadminist policies. >> they had full charge of the first two years, and the policies this president put in place actually made it worse. the middle class is being buried under this administration. >> reporter: meantime, paul ryan enjoyed a mostly leisurely sunday. making a trip to the pumpkin patch with his family. >> how are you feeling about the debate? >> what debate? >> nbc news, wisconsin. >>> i'm kristin welker traveling with the president after celebrating his 20th wedding anniversary with the first lady last night. the president is in california to raise milli
. and here is what he said. >> governor romney laid out a plan tore turning the economy around and a fact-based kret teak of the president's failed policy the president was unable to respond to and today, and since then, the obama campaign, they reminded me a little bit of a seven-year-old losing a checker gain and then instead of, you know, being frustrated at the outcome, they sweep the board off the table. >> you know, this campaign was turned on its head as governor chris christie of new jersey predicted a week ago. the polls are tightening across the country and now it's a 29 day sprint to the finish. >> indeed. john roberts live in florida for us. and i mentioned that president obama is in california expected to make the rounds of celebrities and wealthy donors tonight. as you know, both candidates spending a lot of cash on the duelling tv ads, running in critical swing states and all of these days after the first presidential debate. the obama team having to spend some time and energy looking back on what even the president's top advisors admit was a lackluster performance, and the
on that. so whether it's on the economy, whether it's on leadership, he's now tied with the president. as far as leadership ability is concerned. so i think romney got everything out of that debate and more. >> he certainly did. and if you take a look at -- let me put the numbers back on the screen one more time. earlier this month before the debate, romney was behind the president, the president, 51%, romney, 43%. eight-point difference. now 49% for romney, 45% for obama, a four-point spread. that's a 12-point spread in only, what, three weeks, shall we say? and clearly the major development was his strong performs at that debate. >> you know, wolf, it just shows you that voters are still really weighing the pluses and minuses of these two candidates. what i really need to see, though, to make any judgment about how this is going to really affect the election or how it has affected voters is i need to look in the battleground states, don't you think? you need to look at the battleground state of ohio. you need to look at wisconsin. you need to look at iowa. you need to look at virgin
. then they will be hopefully from their point of view get back into the global economy. melissa: so we get into a military crisis with them? how do you see this playing out to their benefit? >> basically what they're trying to do is create a sense among the global community, right, united nations, you've got 200 countries. they're trying to create a sisism that puts the u.s. and israel on one side and europe staying neutral because of their own economic woes and some other countries like africa and innesia, staying out of the issues or being on the iranian side in terms of it their sovereignty? >> is it working? >> unfortunately we don't have a lot of good polesy options. sanctions are having an impact on iran. they're cratering the currency. what we're hoping for though it rarely works this way, you will have the people of the country rise up and demand their government changes the course of action. almost it never works. melissa: how close are we to that? i had the discussion with numerous people on the show last week. the opinions are all over the map whether this is a crisis would tumble the current r
, the domestic economy and the overall gdp numbers will still remain weak in china because of the weakness in manufacturing and exports. but overall, we still think there is a good chance for the chinese economy to rebound in the first half of 2013 and also we expect china to solve the la soft land. >> what is the definition of a soft land in terms of numbers for you? >> well, i would say china would likely retain growth and see the growth number rebound from there in the first half of 2013. more than like 8% or slightly above it. >> what does that mean for the chinese stock market? it's been a big under performer. hoard a week off. hasn't been tell already today. so what happens the rest of the fourth quarter with that economic backdrop? >> fourth quarter, first day of the quarter is not doing too well of a taker week long vacation despite strength in the overseas markets. i think that's because the market is still digesting the slowdown in macro numbers as well as slow down in earnings growth. but i will say that the market is above defined bottoms. fourth quarter probably first half wou
, on the rope, because of economies here in spain which lully saw new protests over the weekend. many governments unable to take politically unpopular steps. the brightest, though, according to the study is the u.s. economy. >>> well, it is a sign of the times, fewer people are sending greeting cards thanks to the internet. so hallmark is closing a factory that made a third of its cards. it says sales in greeting cards are off by one-sixth. it said the company is adopting new online technology just like its customers. >>> liam neeson action film single was tops at the box office this weekend doing twice twice the business, the take for "taken 2" was 50 million bucks. meanwhile, "hotel transylvania" checked in at $27 million and "pitch perfect at $17 million. >> even if you don't like the message, it needs to get out there about travesties around the globe. >>> when we come back, see a wedding party turn into one ugly mess. the camera was rolling as a drawn brawl turned deadly. >>> also, an important new clue this morning in a desperate search for a girl who disappeared simply trying t
with a very weak economy and a very high unemployment rate. it is not good news any way you slice it, patti ann. patti ann: stuart, the national average is much, much lower than that. why is california paying so much more? >> it is a very simple answer. this is a self-inflicted wound in california. they have very, very high emissions and environmental standards and they have to have a special blend of gasoline just for california. that means if there is any kind of problem with the refinerries, the 14 refinerries in california that make this special stuff they have got a supply problem and that's what's happened. they are paying roughly 15 cents extra for every single gallon that is consumed in california. that is because of these environmental rules. now that gets even worse in november when california's cap-and-trade rules go into effect. that will mean another hike in the price of gasoline in california. patti ann: wow! big issues there. stu varney, fox business, thank you. >> sure. bill: stinks to be paying that. fox news alert now. a fierce critic of the united states for years will re
the president for squeezing the economy critically important agriculture industry. >> president has idea he wants to raise the tax rate from 3% to 40%. that won't be good for forms. my own view is i want to take the tax rate down. >> following iowa, romney flew to ohio, critical battleground to his victory strategy, where the voter registration ends today. romney i return at least four times in just the next week. romney aides are touting their ground game and grassroots enthusiasm. in florida, 43.5% of absentee ballot requests came from republicans. 39% for democrats. among those returned so far, 45% are g.o.p. only 38% are democrats. in colorado, republicans requested 656,000 absentee ballots of saturday to 627 for democrats. inness, absentee ballot request favor g.o.p. by 44% to 39%. in north carolina, 52% of all ballot requests of g.o.p. to only dop for democrats and 21 for independents. running mate paul ryan and joe biden off the trail getting ready for the big debate. kid rock leapt "born free" to romney for the rally theme headlined last night in michigan and considering a vice pres
economy. >> we want to return to full unemployment. what we have -- full employment. but we have seen 37 months in a row of private sector gains. it's far better than losing 100,000 a month as when george bush was in office. >> what is disappointing, the down tick on employment. >> part time work. so people that want full time jobs, taking lower pay, you can't support a family on part-time work. of course, we still have the sad fact that we got the lowest labor participation rate since 1981. >> there were some 582,000 part time jobs created last month. they categorize that number for economic reasons. people can't find full time jobs. >>> is there a symbolic victory for the obama administration in getting the under 8% unemployment rate for the first time? >> i think a lot of people would agreement gree with that. they say it had been above 8% for 43 straight months but it doesn't undo the hardship that many americans feel. >> americans didn't wake up and say, hey, everything is fixed. to quote the words of the vice president. >> the other rate remains unchanged from august. >> heather: d
to battle over the economy. >> he got a chance to explain his jobs program. and how he's going to create new jobs in america and did you hear what he had to say? i didn't either. >> alisyn: well, romney had to say, and the president, we're just 30 days away from the the election. >> peter: and president obama touting his 7.8% unemployment figure and still blaming president bush. >> after losing about 800,000 jobs a month when i took office, our businesses have now added 5.2 million new jobs over the past two and a half years. >> peter: more on that interesting number, coming up next. >> clayton: take a look at the video, amazing video of a race car driver losing control on a collision course and watch what he end up driving threw, it's a vineyard and hits an electric pole. you think behind the care it looks bad, but we have a cockpit video from inside the car. "fox & friends" hour two starts right now. ♪ >> good morning again, everyone, welcome in peter in for vacationing dave briggs, only 30 days left until the election. >> clayton: i can't believe it. think of what we've been through. >
at us bank are helping grow our economy. lending more so companies and communities can expand, grow stronger and get back to work. everyday you see all of us serving you, around the country, around the corner. us bank. >> as expected in the early going, the first 14 minutes of business, it's earnings season and they're not likely to be-- hence the modest lost. the price of oil is below 90 a barrel and 89.29 at this moment. take a look at this, please, a new survey found that 70% of small business owners think president obama's policies are making it harder to do business. and joining the company is ed with trip scott. a law firm that those entrepreneurs and companies in south florida. welcome to the program. >> thank you. >> let's get this clear now, your business, your law firm works with small businesses and entrepreneurs. >> right. >> they come to you and say, hey, i've got a legal problem, a government problem. that happens. >> all the time. stuart: i want a list, what's are the problems they're running up against or into with the obama administration. >> first, the president d
the economy. i think what's been goingon is a lot of small things have very slowly been getting better. and overall, this is adding up to voters who are more optimistic than economists think they should be in some cases. we have seen almost all of the consumer confidence surveys, for example, improve fairly significantly over the last few months. if you look what's going on in the real economy, there are things that might explain what is happening. i can tick off a few if you want. >> please do. >> i think the most important thing is that the housing bust has ended. and this is not just a statistical thing. this is a big deal if you're a homeowner, even if you're not planning to buy or sell a home because you might finally know that the value of your biggest asset is no longer plunging. i mean, that's a big deal, and it makes people feel a little more secure about their finances. another thing that happened is the pace of lay-offs has gotten very low. the numbers of lay-offs we have been seeing are the lowest in more than a decade. what that means is if you have a job, your job securit
in the news business very often underestimate the impact of the economy on women as a voting group. >> yeah. always talking about abortion and a lot of other social issues. because, you know what? it's the same thing too with a lot of gay voters that will come up to me and go, listen, i care about gay marriage. you know what i care about more? getting a job. >> bingo. >> my partner getting a job. we can't forget that in this sort of hot house where we talk about all of these social issues that the media love talking about. >> you're making an argument right now that women will get -- more women will get jobs under mitt romney. >> no, no, no -- >> that's not the case. >> no, health care, rising cost of health care, rising cost of groceries, the rising cost of just living. women go to work and put gas in their cars in the morning. >> right. >> it's ridiculous. >> i really would like to finish my point because it's important that nobody misunderstands me. my point was, mika, that women care about jobs first for the most part, most women do, most women care more about putting food on their kids
. connell: we showed this number that we need 200,000 jobs a month, you know, in order to get the economy at least get it up and going to some extent again. even that there's some debate on the amount of jobs we actually need per month. you know, we have two different surveys. the 873 is from the separate household number, but two thirds of those were part time jobs. if it comes up in the next debate and romney tries to bring up these issues that i raised with you, how should obama handle it? should he say hey we're on the right track things are getting better or say we have a lot more work to do? >> if i were him, i would say both of those things. he can claim that things have gotten better. that he inherited a bad situation and it is now improving, and the last report was pretty good even on the payroll side because they revised up the two previous months. but on the other hand, we certainly haven't had the kind of plus 200,000 job numbers that you mentioned, that we would really like to see, maybe even more than that to get the unemployment down to a reasonable level. connell: are we o
economy and regionally if you speak about that, it's about how venezuela is portrayed in the world as a socialist model driving away many american companies by nationalizing a lot of the companies that used to be there, including many american companies. on today for the first time in 13 years, hugo chavez is facing a real challenger by the name f of -- he's only 40 years old, he has never lost an election. he's incredible what he campaigns and has visited more than 300 towns around the country. and he has been on this nonstop campaigning for the last several months. he attracts a lot of people, but again, chavez has been in power for 13 years as the incumbent with tight control over government and over all these people. >> that was him voting. let's show the people voting here in the united states. many voters travel to new orleans from miami, this must be really crucial for people to be traveling to new orleans from miami. >> this is set to be a close election, don. what happens is that there are as many as 100,000 venezuelans abroad. 70,000 of them here in the united states. if
to unemployment numbers i am an american first, i am not on the red or blue team, and i want our economy to strengthen and i want us to recover as a country and the smartest thing any political person can do is celebrate america doing better. >> i think you are absolutely right. so why are many republicans saying these numbers were cooked when it shows you there is no interaction between the white house and the officer that decides he has numbers? >> because they're 30 days from an election, and everything is political. what they eat is political. what they wear is political. what they say is political. >> i don't think that's true. >> but at the end of the day, we're all in this together. >> i don't think that's true. >> i think they are whining -- >> we have had 27 or 28 consecutive months now are job growth. this is not a runoff. the republicans have not been really happy about job growth for, like, two years. what we saw this past week was just a microkrauz mow of what we have been seeing for the past two years. >> you guys are going to be cut off because the sate
'm not on the red team or the blue team. i want our economy to strengthen. i want us to recover as a country. and i think the smartest thing any political person can do, any pundit can do, is celebrate america doing better. >> i think you're absolutely right. why are many republicans saying, these numbers are cooked, when it shows no interaction between the white house and the office that decides the numbers. >> because we're 30 days -- we're 30 days from an election. and everything is political. what they eat is political. what they wear is political. what they say is political. but at the end of the day, after november 6th, we're all in this together. >> okay. listen. >> i don't think that's true. >> you don't think it's true. >> can i get one point across? we've had 27, 28-consecutive months of job growth. this is not a one-off. the republicans have not been happy about job growth for two years. what we saw this past week, was a microcosm of the last two years. >> i'm being told, you guys are going to get cutoff because the satellite is going to do down in a minute. can we show the pictures of t
show world's recovery on the ropes because of economies -- brightest spot is the u.s. economy. california taking emergency steps to bring down its record gasoline prices. gas costs more there than anywhere nell the country. refineries have the greene light to switch to winter blend. fewer people are sending greeting cars thanks to the internet hallmark closing fact -- closing a fact >>> golden gate bridge looking fine, no worry for sprinkles today. mike has a change in forecast. sue looks at traffic coming up. >>> this morning congressional committee warning u.s. government agencies and private industry to avoid doing business with china's two leading tech firms. report warns that the companies pose major security threat to the united states. year long investigation found the companies are influenced by the chinese government and the telecommunications gear they sell may be compromised. the report to be released this morning vices recollection lay fors to block attempts by the -- two companies to expand in america. >>> cupertino-based apple not responding to conflicting report
what just happened in this fiasco in libya. governor romney had a good week talking about the economy. they want to definele what will be talked about this week on the if foreign policy front. they'll have a hearing about what went on the in libya on the security side leading up to the attack there. that's what he wants to set the stage for. if they talk about foreign policy this week, he wants it to define the terms on which we have that debate. >> because words matter, you started off with with saying i think that's what governor romney was talking about. an ongoing investigation into what happened in libya. obviously, aa he great concern. but you could not answer that question with certainty of what epic failure governor romney and republicans believe has happened over the past four years under this president's leadership, under secretary of state hillary clinton here. that is still unclear even after that 25-minute speech a couple of hours ago. >> he made the case that the middle east is not more stable here. that's a failure that he wants to talk about. he made a case that terror
of the economy, they are willing to wage that battle. >> four years ago i told you i would end the war in iraq. we did. i said i would end the war in afghanistan. we are. i said we would focus on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11. today, osama bin laden is no more. >>reporter: interesting it was four years ago that then young senator obama was facing the same questions governor romney is now about whether he had a fitness to be commander in chief. he was facing the questions not just from republicans in 2008 but from democrats and his own v.p. nominee biden who said before the 2008 election, at some point, he will be tested as a young commander in chief. they believe inside the white house he has passed that test. >>shepard: the attack on the consequence last left the president on the defensive. >> in doubt there is a vulnerability for the president on foreign policy because of what happened in benghazi. that is why mitt romney sees an opening. and our latest polling this month, it shows on the question of who do you trust more to handle foreign policy, the president is leading 52 pe
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